This course describes the historical background and general statistics of HIV/AIDS nationally and statewide. It describes HIV/AIDS methods of transmission, symptoms, and treatment options. Techniques for biomedical prevention and legal issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS are also identified. Furthermore, participants will be introduced to communicable diseases that are common for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS in the United States and Mississippi.
Discuss how HIV/AIDS is transmitted, and the foundations of U=U.
Understand and demonstrate the ability to communicate basic factual information from a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental perspective.
Discuss the most recent developments of HIV/AIDS biomedical prevention methods.
Recognize common co-infections related to HIV, including TB and Hep C.
Available Continuing Education:
CHES-Certified Health Education Specialist
CPH-Certified Public Health
DMH-Community Support Specialist
DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
DMH-Mental Health Therapist
MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
NBCC/LPC-National Board Certified Counselors
Mauda Monger, Ph.D., MPH